News - West Midlands


Birchfield Harriers researching their members' history during WW1

Birchfield Harriers have been successful in gaining a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund to help research the history of the club's members who took part in the First World War. The stories unearthed so far tell of heroic actions, many using the athletic abilities of the stag bearers, "Running between the Lines", as they could run to relight a fuse, relay a message or throw a grenade

Help Required for UK Corporate Games

A unique opportunity to volunteer at the UK Corporate Games is offered on Saturday 27th June 2015 at Trentham Gardens. Staffordshire Athletics Network have been asked to organise a 5k and 10k race and Mile relays at Trentham Gardens as part of the UK Corporate Games and are looking for marshals.

Athletics 365 and pop-up running track celebrate athletics in schools

England Athletics joined forces with Wolverhampton Wanderers Community Trust (WCT) to celebrate work in local schools around the city as part of the Premier League 4 Sport (PL4S) programme. England Athletics supplied the pop-up running track for the Molineux football stadium along with a wide range of equipment for the club to use to show the variety of disciplines Athletics 365 has to offer.

West Midlands Mini Marathon team announced

The West Midlands Mini Marathon Trials were held on 28th February for U13, U15 and U17 athletes who wished to be considered to represent the region at the London Mini Marathon on Sunday 26th April 2015. The team selections have now been made and are announced.

Results of the West Midlands Mini Marathon Trials

The West Midlands Mini Marathon Trials were held on Saturday 28th February at the Stourport Sports Club, for U13, U15 and U17 athletes who wish to be considered to represent the region at the London Mini Marathon on Sunday 26th April 2015.

Exercise Physiology Workshops: 25th Feb and 25th March

Two Exercise Physiology Workshops will be held to give coaches the opportunity observe a current high level athlete performing a physiological treadmill test to identify a number of variables that can be used to monitor/understand training and performance, e.g. lactate turnpoint and economy.

West Midlands volunteers recognised

The 2014 winners of the England Athletics regional volunteer awards for the West Midlands are announced. The annual awards provide a unique opportunity to recognise the outstanding contributions made to our sport by these people who give their time, energy and expertise to our sport.

Club resources for coaching and officiating courses

Whether you are a club looking to encourage more people to get involved as a coach or an official in 2015, or an organisation that understands the value of having qualified volunteers, we have resources to help you guide people to the right course for them.